Antique Tribal Afshar Rug with Repeat Herati Design, Second Half 19th Century
An interesting early tribal Afshar rug with a repeat herati (leaf) design on a dark indigo blue ground. The field is also covered with small tribal devices such as amulets. The borders are of classic design. Note the long kilim ends with a band of weft work decoration.
Good condition with even wear, medium pile. Very soft wool with a floppy handle, hand washed and ready for use. The rug is suitable for light domestic use.
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Origin: Afshar tribe, Persia
Age: Second Half 19th century
Size: 5ft 5in x 4ft 5in. (164 x 135cm)
Antique Tribal Afshar Rug with Repeat Herati Design, Second Half 19th Century - H-139